• Embroidered and Beaded Coral Sculptures by Aude Bourgine Honor the ‘Lungs of the Oceans' in Protective Glass

    4 years ago - By Colossal

    French visual artist Aude Bourgine 's work is informed by her love of the environment and a sense of guilt for what humanity has done to the natural world. Using textiles, beads, and sequins, the artist creates displays that capture the beauty and fragility of coral for a series called “ Poumons des océans ,” which translates to “Lungs of the Oceans.”
    Bourgine's sculptures mimic the unique shapes, intricate textures, and vivid colors of living coral. Encased in glass bell jars, they are simultaneously isolated as objects of wonder, and also protected from harm caused by the hands of...
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